I don't have any children, but from what I gather, Boppy's are pretty essential... and expensive.
I was at Target yesterday and saw that they sell the "naked" ones for $24.99 and covered ones for $35.99. From what I gather, Babies 'R Us is about the same. Slip covers are about $10 at their cheapest... and they are ugly. SO, what to do? Make one!
A few weeks ago I posted that I found a Boppy at Goodwill for my sister-in-law for $1.99. The cover is cute, but I would want something cuter... and I wouldn't pay $10 for an ugly one. To make one, it might cost you $6 and you can pick whatever fabric you want.
This is Howie do it:
this pattern by Prudent Baby.
If you are using the pattern, follow the instructions for piecing it together. You will lay it out on your fabric the same way. If you are using a cover you already have, zip the cover back up (now that you have taken it off the pillow) and place it on your fabric like I did.
Cut around the cover, leaving about 1/2 inch gap from the cover- this will account for your seam allowance:
Side of the 2 pieces you have cut out and fold it in half. Measure down from the top six inches and cut across. Unfold both pieces and you should have the top cut off from the bottom. Wow, that makes a whole lot of sense, Katie. Here's what I mean:
Zippa Time! Take your zipper from the packaging and place it FACE DOWN.
WHICH ALSO MEANS TAB DOWN
On the bottom half, like this:
Pin together. Unzip your zipper, like, an inch. You are going to sew all the way around the circumference of the cover, stopping where you started. Do not leave a hole- you will be able to unzip the zipper and turn it right side out!
Some baby is going to be Boppy-ing in style! Make one and alternate them when you're washing one cover, Make a "girl" or "boy" cover for a boppy you originally bought for a different sex, or cover a naked Boppy.
How much did this cost? $4. There is no telling how cheap it can be if you shop sales and use coupons!!
Everyone loves a cute Boppy- even Oscar!